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02 December 2021 / news

Arianne de Leeuw appointed Professor of Estate Planning

Amsterdam, 2 December 2021 – Arianne de Leeuw, Tax Adviser and Senior Associate at Loyens & Loeff’s Family Owned Business & Private Wealth (FOB&PW) practice group, has been appointed Professor of Estate Planning at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam as of December 1st for a period of five years.

In this capacity Arianne will focus on researching the tax and civil law aspects of the transfer of wealth. In addition, Arianne will teach in the master Notarial Law.

The chair is supported by the Foundation for the Advancement of (Civil) Notarial Science (Stichting tot Bevordering der Notariële Wetenschap) and exists since 2003.

In 2020 Arianne obtained her PhD in Tax Law, at Leiden University. Her research regards civil law and tax aspects of the separation of legal ownership of and control over assets, by way of (testamentary) administration, exchanging assets for depositary receipts (certificering) and trust(like) arrangements. Arianne regularly publishes on topics in the field of estate planning and the taxation of trusts/family foundations.

“We strongly believe in providing room for our employees to empower themselves on an independent basis as well as in contributing to the development of our profession by scientific research in an academic environment. Estate planning is a vital part of the services our FOB&PW practice offers to family owned businesses and their shareholders. Arianne’s appointment is a great addition to and confirmation of our expertise in this market”, says Bram Linnartz, Managing Partner of Loyens & Loeff.

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